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CyberRaptor

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#1 10 years ago

Check out this little gem of an article: Bag of Holding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The serious tone of the editor's writing style reminds me of The Zombie Survival Guide.

A bag of holding appears to be a common cloth sack of about 2 by 4 feet (0.6 by 1.2 m) in size. It opens into a nondimensional space (similar to magic satchel) or a pocket dimension, making its inside larger than its outside. Each bag always weighs the same amount, between 15 and 60 pounds (7 and 27 kg), regardless of what is put into it. It can store a combined weight of up to forty times its own weight, and a combined volume of 30 to 250 cubic feet (0.8 to 7 m³). A living creature put in a bag of holding will suffocate after about 10 minutes

Another classic was "List of Problems solved by MacGyver", but it looks like that one was finally deleted. Anyone else ever find unintentionally funny stuff on Wikipedia?




Deems..

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#2 10 years ago

Haha, that's excellent.

I don't have anything to contribute, but I'll be looking around.




CyberRaptor

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#3 10 years ago

How about a game then? Try picking a random article, and see if you can get to "Nazi Germany" within five clicks. It's easier than you think.




Mikouen VIP Member

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#4 10 years ago

Sometimes I think Wikipedia invented Godwin's Law.


I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.



AlDaja

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#5 10 years ago

Wikipedia has to be viewed through a looking glass then collaborated with three other sources before you determine if what you are reading is accurate or BS. I don’t like using Wikipedia as a solid reference (especially) when it comes to politics (very left leaning) and often has political correctness interpretations of events in history, and that’s not how you should report history – give the facts/events and let the reader determine the moralities, etc. of the time. Many of our members use Wiki as their source for arguing an issue, and it shows. But it’s ok for trivial crap.




Benzin

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#6 10 years ago
CyberRaptor;4741637How about a game then? Try picking a random article, and see if you can get to "Nazi Germany" within five clicks. It's easier than you think.

I prefer to try and get to Adolf hitler, I did it in two once.




Badha1rday

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#7 10 years ago

Clicked random, up popped Germany.

One click to Hitler.




Guest

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#8 10 years ago

yeah most of the stuff on there is ok for a quick reference but nothing solid uni's laugh at you is you quote it. try encyclapediadramatica if you wanna find hitler or nazi quotes quickly reference lmao




Admiral Donutz VIP Member

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#9 10 years ago
CyberRaptor;4741626Check out this little gem of an article: Bag of Holding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The serious tone of the editor's writing style reminds me of The Zombie Survival Guide. Another classic was "List of Problems solved by MacGyver", but it looks like that one was finally deleted. Anyone else ever find unintentionally funny stuff on Wikipedia?

I don't see the humour in this one, but then I'm a Dungeon's and Dragons player (pen and paper, though I haven't played in years). I suppose it's funny if you are clueless about the concept of a bag of holding and how well known the item is. A bag of holding is a great item during your (pen and paper or computer game) adventures in the D&D universe. :nodding:




Ipse

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#10 10 years ago

Don't all bags hold stuff?